Hemingway's

4.4
793 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Gastro Pub

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Casual
4 Patios on 3 different Floors including our FAMOUS Rooftop Patio, Hemingway's provides plenty of physical distancing space to enjoy that cold beverage and delicious bite safely.

Patio's are misted in Summer and heated in Winter, Every seat in the house has a fantastic view of a Large HD screen, ensuring that will you dine, you can also keep an eye on the game.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 793 People Are Saying
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Kamil
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Friendly reception
Good food
Rushed service, everything we ordered arrived together soup, appetizers and main entries filling both tables(2), which ended with cold mains
Otherwise we had a pleasant time

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SiobanK
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Our server was spot on with his recommendation of the Southern Fried Chicken sandwich, which I had with the soup of the day. Everything came as ordered and as the patio began to fill up on a Sunday football afternoon, we never felt pressured to free up our table allowing me and my out-of-country visiting friends to gab and catch up after not seeing each other in over 2 years. Will be back for the food, service, and ambience.

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KarenC
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

2 person tables seated too close together on upstairs patio.

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vipJessicaB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall great experience. Good food and selection and fair prices! Will be dining again!

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LucS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hemingway's is always fun, relax with great service. Go the Kiwis!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service

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vipwarren
Toronto
83 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed food and toasty patio. A winning combination!

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PublicN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Busy and good. Only challenge is that the heaters inside don't stay on consistently.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The table location was excellent, general ambiance good, service fine.
Food- lamb shank was very much overcooked and was served with no juice/ gravy. Dry.
Steak was fine

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Peterd
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Had dinner there - ordered the lamb shank and my friend ordered the souvlaki dinner. Both were just OK. We ate outside at the bar and it was quite loud. However, the wait staff were very attentive and accommodating.

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Giacomo
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I go to Hemingways with one friend or another a few times a year. Never disappointed! This time was no exception.

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ElBolilloConocedor
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

The food was ok nothing special . But my pad Thai was over cooked . It’s a place to get drinks a burger and fries nothing else.

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MarselKa
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

Overall experience was good, just a little disappointed with the food.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere for Rugby in Toronto

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Starving
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

The govt provides a free QR code app for quick check in, but the entry person was fumbling walk-in reservations & verifications without the app. Even with our advance reservation, the wait to get in was a mess. Once seated we had to ask for drinks 2x.

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ARKIMIDIZ
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Hemingway’s is always fun and upbeat, with an energetic group of patrons from all walks of life. Young and mature groups can be seen dining or enjoying drinks during major sporting events. The food is always great, not overly fancy and there’s a wide variety of dishes to choose from or share. Unlike the surrounding neighbourhood, Hemingway’s is approachable, fun and never stuffy.

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GenA
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Our reserved table was in the middle of a very loud rooftop patio where many people were watching a football match on several screens. I can see how that would be fun, but I wanted to hear my guest, so I asked to be moved to a quieter patio at street level, and was immediately accommodated. Our server was lovely. I just had to go inside to get her once as I couldn’t catch her eye through the window. My guest’s popcorn shrimp and sweet potato fries were wonderful. My beet salad was lovely too, although I had to ask for extra dressing, and there could have been more chèvre. Would definitely go again.

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vipNPToronto
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Service was slow on patio above.
Food was basic, decent VFM.
Pretty blah experience, nothing I would go back for.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
41 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Follow the waiter's guidance as to what is good on the menu. Ours tried to steer me away from the lamb curry entree, which turned out to not be particularly good. My partner's lamb shank, on the other hand, she thought was quite good. Very busy place on a Friday evening!!

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AndyA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great

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WendyR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

The salmon on my guest's salad was over cooked and terribly dry. My meal was cold, but the warmed-up leftovers were good. The coffee was *terrible*

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Edwin
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

I would certainly recommend Hemingway's at any time. What a crappy time this is for the restaurant industry and server cohort. Everyone was positive and forthcoming! The food was superb, with terrific pricing. I tipped 25%. I only regretted that we had no cutlery when our meal was served and I had to get up and ask for it. The patio heating was so comfy. Hemingway's is an ideal casual getaway, and I am immensely grateful for it. Looking forward to next time!

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Mimz
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Waiter was awesome. Brunch mains (Eggs Hemingway and the beef hash) were very good but not excellent. Dessert (date cake and icecream) was not the best. Overall, 4/5.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

During the day, Connor was impeccable in his service. The ladies manning the bar in the evening need to be more attentive and engaging with their patrons than just talk amongst themselves.

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Sabrina
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff made a mistake and corrected it right away. Only thing we were disappointed in was when we substituted homefries in our meal for salad and was charged $5. We were not informed ahead of time of this hidden expense. Nonetheless we will be back.

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Heaz
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been coming to Hemingways for the past 20 years, and never, had a bad meal nor bad service. Consistently experience. My daughter and her family have had the same experience. Always focused on the customer.

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outandabout
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Really enjoyed the clam chowder and steak and ale pie. The server was delightful. A nice casual spot in the Village. Will definitely go back.

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SallyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Always a good place to meet - friendly, choice of upper level ‘sun porch’ or cosy first floor pub style ambience. Food is decent, location fab.

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momor
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had exceptional service from Connor - many thanks

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RobinM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Always alot of energy and friendly people. Love the rooftop and the upstairs bar.

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LoisL
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place to eat, drink and meet with friends or family. Covid protocols were in place so we felt safe. Servers were very pleasant; the food good quality and good value. We were sitting at a table, and to our left were people sitting on the other side of the glass/plexiglass facing us. It did not deter our attention and ability to chat and have fun, but seemed a little strange. The stairs leading up to the upper seating level seems tired and dingy. A new coat of paint might perk it up? My comments might seem a little picky, but I am just trying to be honest. I have been here many times and will continue to come. Great ambience!

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DonnaW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant was accommodating of our need for a main level table when told about physical limitations of a couple of people in our party. The service was terrific, the menu has something for everyone, and the food was great as always.

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ZoeS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love coming to this bar! The staff are wonderful, the service is great and the atmosphere is perfect for drinks with friends or a date!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed sitting on the new patio. Our beet salad was very tasty. The service was very good. Overall a nice dining experience, and we would go again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It was good experience

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Coach
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had lunch sitting at the bar. It was really fun afternoon, thanks in large part to
the delightful bar tender, April. She's a great sport and was quick to engage in
quick-witted chit chat. We'll definitely be returning to Hemingway's in the next couple of weeks.

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vipJacobK
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Hostess was rude and waitress service was bad

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vipKimT
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Hemingway’s is always a good go-to for a casual lunch or dinner. I enjoyed the special seafood pie and all in my party enjoyed their food— cheeseburger, fish tacos, seafood linguine, clam chowder.
The upstairs patio is a great place and I really liked knowing that everyone even on the patio had to be double vaxxed.
I am only taking off a star because the service was a little slow and despite asking 3 times I did not get mayo.
However, I completely understand as the restaurant may have been short staffed ( as many are during Covid).
I highly recommend Hemingway’s as a fun casual place to have a nice meal.
Personal note: I wish you would bring the perogies back—- they were SO good!!

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vipNixiM
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing brunch - love the new section :)

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Shareen
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was great! The food was delicious and came out very quickly. I’ve been here numerous times and they never disappoint!

FAQs

Hemingway's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 968-2828.

Hemingway's is rated 4.4 stars by 793 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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